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  • Moral Entanglementsby Henry S. Richardson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 52.99

    The philosopher Henry Richardson's short book is a defense of a position on a neglected topic in medical research ethics. Clinical research ethics has been a longstanding area of study, dating back to the aftermath of the Nazi death-camp doctors and the Tuskegee syphilis study. Most ethical regulations and institutions (such as Institutiional Review... more...

  • Accidental Intoleranceby Susan C. C. Hawthorne

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 62.99

    Accidental Intolerance shows how medicine, science, and society jointly -- though not intentionally-stigmatize ADHD -- diagnosed people, while offering them few options. It also explores ways we can change our concepts and practices to improve factual understanding of ADHD, open alternatives to affected people, and reduce intolerance. more...

  • Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedsideby Marion Danis; Samia A. Hurst; Len Fleck; Reidun Forde; Anne Slowther

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99

    Priority setting and rationing contribute significantly to affordable and fair healthcare and clinicians play an indispensable role in these processes. This book offers practical strategies for clinicians to allocate resources fairly, to teach about it to students, and to discuss rationing more explicitly in the public arena and the doctor's office. more...

  • Hospice Ethicsby Timothy W. Kirk; Bruce Jennings

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99

    This book is the first comprehensive collection devoted to analyzing distinctive ethical issues arising in the delivery of hospice care and designed to promote best ethical practices for hospice care professionals and organizations in the United States. more...

  • Genetic Dilemmasby Dena Davis

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    What limits the genetic choices parents make for their children? Is it okay to select the sex of our children, or for deaf parents to select deaf children? In this second edition of Genetic Dilemmas, Davis argues that parental reproductive autonomy should be limited by respect for the future autonomy of the children created by these measures.Praise... more...

  • Are Workarounds Ethical?by Nancy Berlinger

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    This book draws on medical sociology, complexity science, and political philosophy to describe how complex health care systems contribute to common ethical challenges and create pressure on health care professionals and other staff to improvise remedies to compensate for flawed structures or policies. It presents frameworks for looking at these challenges... more...

  • The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Lifeby Nancy Berlinger; Bruce Jennings; Susan M. Wolf

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines shaped the ethical and legal framework for treatment decision-making and end-of-life care in the U.S. This updated edition offers comprehensive practical guidance to professionals caring for seriously ill adults and children. It is a resource for clinical ethicists, ethics committees, lawyers, administrators,... more...

  • Renewing the Stuff of Lifeby Cynthia B. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99

    In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of humanity's most persistent diseases. In... more...

  • When Science Offers Salvationby Rebecca Dresser

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    Biomedical research today has a high public profile, largely because of patient advocacy. Following in the footsteps of HIV/AIDS activists, advocates representing an array of patient groups are now vocal partners in the research enterprise. This book shows how advocates have transformed health research, often - but not always - for the better. Dresser... more...

  • The Stored Tissue Issueby Robert F. Weir; Robert S. Olick; Jeffrey C. Murray

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    This book provides a thorough, well-balanced analysis of common research practices with banked tissues, DNA, and genetic data. Describing many examples of beneficial tissue research, the authors focus on problematic research practices, controversial cases, and federal and institutional policies that limit the informed choices of patients and research... more...